Derbhle Crotty and Garry Hynes before rehearsal for The Cherry Orchard, a Druid production

Power comes in many forms. There is physical power, inherited power, seized power. There is the extraordinary and frequently unexpected power of stron(...)

Saoirse Ronan is selling her five-bedroom, five-bathroom home in Co Wicklow. Irish Times photomontage

Having already blazed a trail in the world of film, with her first Oscar nomination at the age of 14 and the Golden Globe award for best actress in 20(...)

Locked and loaded: The Roaring Banshees

The Roaring Banshees Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) smockalley.com Seven women take refuge in a church following a mission gone (...)

Brian Watkins: The staircase was his own eureka, ‘the predominant image which guided the whole creation of the thing’

Marie Mullen, the acclaimed actor, appears to be literally run off her feet. Calling out instructions, she quickly ascends a three-storey wooden stair(...)

Druid director: ‘New writing doesn’t just appear out of nowhere,’ Garry Hynes says. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Druid, the theatre company with an international reputation for its innovative stagings of classics, from Shakespeare to Beckett to Tom Murphy, is ded(...)

Chris Walley accepts the Best Actor In A Supporting Role award for The Lieutenant Of Inishmore on stage during The Olivier Awards in London, England. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images.

Young offenders star Chris Walley has won an Olivier award for his work in Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore which ran in the West End las(...)

Best seat in the house:  Rosaleen Linehan as Mammy and Phelim Drew as Johnnypatteenmike in the  Gaiety production of  The Cripple of Inishmaan. Photograph: Alan Betson

We have frequently highlighted readers’ concerns about ticket resale platform Viagogo on this page but have never before been contacted by a drunken m(...)

Catherine Walsh as Kate and Norma Sheahan as Eileen in the Gaiety Theatre’s major new production ofMartin McDonagh s The Cripple of Inishmaan.  Photograph: Pat Redmond

The Cripple of Inishmaan    Gaiety Theatre, Dublin. Until March 9th, 7.30pm (Thurs and Sat mat 2.30pm) €21-€48 gaietytheatre.ie There’s al(...)

The Cripple of Inishmaan: Jamie Lee O’Donnell as Slippy Helen and Ian O’Reilly as Bartley. Photograph: Pat Redmond

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN Gaiety Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ Stories are a volatile currency in Martin McDonagh’s jagged comedy from 1996. On the impossibly(...)

Il Bravo: nominated for best opera and best costumes. Photograph: Clive Barda/ArenaPal

A stunning, shape-shifting lament with a bravura star performance. A room-spinning take on an unstaged Samuel Beckett novel. A vivid mingling of forgo(...)

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